[spectre] Fwd: COAL Prize 2017 - Call for entries - Deadline July 20

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Thu Apr 27 16:18:19 CEST 2017

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Prix COAL 2017 - Call for entries


In seven years, the COAL Prize became an international meeting place for 
artists who take up the main universal issue of our time : ecology.

The global ecological crisis now affects all societies, territories and 
activities, whether by climate change, depletion of resources, various 
forms of pollution or loss of biodiversity. A global crisis that 
criss-cross its economic and social consequences. But this crisis is 
also a cultural one. The dominant values and representations, our 
globalized culture, determine our individual and collective behaviours, 
and ultimately our collective impacts on Planet Earth. Therefore, the 
solutions to this crisis can not only be political and technical. 
Culture can be a major player. This is what COAL has been promoting 
since its founding in 2008.

The COAL Prize is open to artists from all over the world who deploy 
their creativity to devise and experiment with solutions and bear 
witness to the transformation of territories, lifestyles, organizations, 
and means of production, while making a contribution to the process 
themselves. Together they are participating in building a new collective 
narrative, a new world of imagination, an evolving shared heritage, a 
positive framework that is optimistic and essential for everyone to find 
the motivation to implement the necessary changes towards a more 
sustainable world.

The COAL Prize, created in 2010 by the COAL Art and Ecology non profit 
organisation, has become a vehicle of identification, promotion and 
diffusion of these artists, to the general public, professionals of 
culture and ecology and political figures. Every year the COAL Prize 
highlights ten projects by artists working on environmental issues in 
the field of visual arts. They are selected through an international 
call for projects. One of them is awarded the COAL Prize by a jury of 
personalities from the domains of art and ecology. In addition, all the 
applications considered by COAL and the selection committee make it 
possible to make known artists and projects that can be solicited or 
promoted according to the other opportunities and actions carried out by 
the association.


Image credit : Angelika Markul, photograph taken during the shooting of 
Tierra Del Fuego, El Calafate, Argentina. Winner of the Prix COAL 2016.


Application deadline: 20 July 2017 at midnight.

The Coal Prize will be awarded in October 2017 in Paris.



The prize-winner receives an award of 5,000 euros and is invited for a 
residency including an additional aid in production at Domaine de Belval 
(Ardennes – France) by the François Sommer Foundation.

Real observatory of rural and wild life, every year the Domaine de 
Belval welcomes artists chosen for their interest and their contribution 
to renewing the vision of the relationship between man and nature.

The François Sommer Foundation has been recognized as a public utility 
since 30th November 1996, the date of its creation by François and 
Jacqueline Sommer, pionneers of the implementation of humanist ecology. 
This foundation, which is true to the commitments of its founders, works 
for the protection of biodiversity, in which Mankind finds its place, 
for the respectful use of natural resources, for rational hunting, and 
sharing the wealth of natural, cultural and artistic heritage. The 
Foundation also owns the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris, which 
has been open to the public since February 1967 and is listed as a 
''Museum of France''.





The jury consists of prominent figures from the fields of art, ecology 
and research. The jury will be announced soon (you can see the jury of 
COAL Prize 2016 <http://t.ymlp29.net/meywaraebuyhagaeqbazausswh/click.php>).

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: artistic value, 
relevance (understanding of the issues), originality (the ability to 
introduce new approaches, themes, and points of view), pedagogy (ability 
to get a message across and raise awareness), social and participative 
approaches (engagement, testimony, efficiency, societal dynamics), 
eco-design and feasibility.



The application should include the following documents together in a 
single PDF file. The application must not exceed 25 pages:

- Application form HERE application form - Coal Prize 2017 
- A summary and illustrated description of the entry, detailing its 
artistic aspects and its relevance to environmental issues;
- 2 HQ pictures illustrating your project;
- A note on the technical aspects of the entry, especially in terms of 
construction and means of production;
- A budget estimate;
- A Curriculum Vitae and a portfolio.




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